Victoria Spotlight: Songhees Food Truck

Victoria Spotlight: Songhees Food Truck

Since its inception in 2013, The Songhees Food Truck has created dishes unique in both flavour and appearance. The Songhees Food Truck, located on Admirals Road, is a taste of traditional Indigenous Cuisine with modern touches and inspirations. This food truck is the place to visit for food you can savour! Chef Dave Roger and the staff at the Songhees Food Truck told us, at Tasting Victoria, all about the exciting news and updates that are coming to the local food truck. Read on to discover what the Songhees Food Truck is all about!

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Traditional Indigenous Cuisine with a Modern Flare

At the Songhees Food Truck you can find a great selection of menu options including some of the most popular dishes as follows: Wild BC Sockeye BBQ Salmon Burger (served with regular fries or salad): Saskatoon berry BBQ sauce, rocket greens, red onion marmalade, stinging nettle mayo, Songhees signature Bannock.

House Mad Bison Burger: Songhees rooftop greens, grainy mustard mayo, Songhees signature Bannock.

Wild Sockeye Salmon & Clam Chowder: double smoked bacon & buttered leeks, yam potatoes, Songhees bannock crackers.

New* Take-away lunch packs including a selection of meats, cheese and veggies!

Bannock Bites – Daily flavours!

Menu items are subject to change

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Catering, Ingredients & the Songhees Centre

At the Songhees Food Truck, you will find nothing but the best ingredients. Along with their fresh fish, they also grow their own salad greens at the rooftop garden at the Songhees Wellness Centre, which is located on the traditional territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən people. This centre offers 13,000 sq. ft. of event space and is also where the Songhees Food Truck does all of their prep work. The Songhees Food Truck also does catering for events and or small intimate gatherings. Additionally, they offer delivery box food for your convenience.

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Farmers’ Markets and On-Site Saturday Market

Be sure to keep your eyes open for the Songhees Food Truck, which visits both the Esquimalt Farmers’ Market on 1200 Esquimalt Rd, every Thursday 4:30-7:30pm, April 1-Sept 16 and the Moss Street Market on 1330 Fairfield Rd, May-Oct Saturdays 10am to 2pm and Nov-Apr 10am-1pm. The Songhees Food Truck is also working on a market of their own, at their 1502 Admirals Road location for upcoming Saturdays; where you can purchase their menu dishes, along with a bottle of their house salad dressing, their signature Bannock bites – sweet and salty, which change in flavour every time (a family recipe) and more. Be sure to check @songheesevents to be updated on the Songhees Food Truck market events!

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Future Plans

In the near future, the Songhees Food Truck hopes to expand their outdoor space in Vic West (their current permanent location) with more outdoor sitting and tables, plants and a new art mural to be fashioned around the space. If you hope to enjoy the delicious dishes at the Songhees Food Truck come winter, the outside area will be adding space heaters, making for year-round enjoyment. There are also plans, in the works, to open up a second truck location along the Causeway.

The Songhees Food Truck’s permanent location is on Admirals Road

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1502 Admirals Road, Vic West

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Written by

Tessa Cowan

Tasting Victoria